The Influence of Beliefs and Goals on Attitudes: Issues of Structure, Function, and Dynamics

Authored by: Arie W. Kruglanski , Wolfgang Stroebe

The Handbook of Attitudes

Print publication date:  April  2005
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9780805844924
eBook ISBN: 9781410612823
Adobe ISBN: 9781135626174


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Several decades have passed since Gordon Allport s (1935) famous statement that the concept of attitudes is the single most important social psychological notion, and his statement rings as true today as it did then. The volumes on attitudes and attitude change continue to mushroom (see Albarracfn, Johnson, Zanna, & Kumkale this volume; Chaiken & Trope, 1999; Haddock & Maio, 2004; Olson & Maio, 1999; Petty & Krosnik, 1996) as does novel theoretical and empirical research on various aspects of attitude formation and change (e.g., Kruglanski & Thompson. 1999; Lord & Lepper, 1999; Schwarz & Bohner, 2001; Wilson, Lindsey, & Schooler, 2000).

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